Pernell ‘Sweetpea’ Whitaker, ex-world champ and Olympic gold medalist, struck, killed by vehicle in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH — Former world champion and Norfolk native Pernell “Sweetpea” Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a vehicle here Sunday. Police said it happened in the intersection of Northhampton Boulevard and Baker road at around 10:04 … Continue reading Pernell ‘Sweetpea’ Whitaker, ex-world champ and Olympic gold medalist, struck, killed by vehicle in Virginia Beach